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Oliver Wong | Lead Pastor, Elder
Oliver was born in Hong Kong and grew up in New York, Indiana, and South Carolina. He has sensed a calling to ministry since high school and has pursued this passion through teaching and youth ministry for the past 10 years. Oliver graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a B.A. in Secondary Education in 2006. Oliver and his wife Kyra have four children: Rose, Leo, Alec, and Oliver.
Timothy Bayne | Worship Pastor
Timothy was born and raised in Greenville, SC. Since Junior High, Timothy has felt the Lord calling him to worship ministry, and for over 10 years, he has been pursuing, cultivating and serving in that very calling. Timothy graduated from the Ten Thousand Fathers Worship School in November of 2016 and currently oversees our Worship Arts Department at CITYLIGHTS as he is passionate about discipleship through the expression of music and art. Timothy is married to Emily and they have two children: Norah and Malachi.
Julie Hafer | Volunteer Children's Director
In the summer of 2019, Julie volunteered to serve as our Interim Children's Director and has done so on a volunteer basis ever since. Both she and her husband Scott serve faithfully each and every week, displaying the love of Jesus to our children and creating spaces of true discipleship.
Peggy Howard | Part-time Book-Keeper
Peggy works as a part-time book-keeper at CITYLIGHTS. She also works part-time at Fellowship Greenville as an accountant and is a full-time wife and mother of five children.
Andre Griner | Part-Time Student Pastor
Andre was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. He is a third generation ministry working, owing much of who he is to his parents and grandparents who blazed trails for him to be where he is today. Andre has a desire to cultivate intimacy with God for himself and those he interacts with on a daily basis. Andre graduated from Clemson University in 2012 with a BA in Secondary Education Mathematics. He is a high school math teacher at Legacy Early College Charter High School and has been a part of CITYLIGHTS since its inception, currently serving as director of Illuminate which is the youth ministry at CITYLIGHTS. Andre is married to Jenna and they have two children: Micah and Olivia.
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